Mostly because there's a long list of former ones who've been pretty poor HCs due to the fact that Satan is control freak that gives his assistants very little autonomy. The fact that he's given Kiffin so much freedom is a huge shift in his philosophy and methodology.
With such a long list of successful players and coaches, at a place like Ohio State, it's really difficult. In college football, it might be best to break it into offense and defense. I know this is a cop out, but so what?
Offense (during my lifetime) - Eddie, Pace, Cris Carter, and Troy (although Zeke's probably the best RB in program history). (Predating me) - Chic, Parker, Archie, and Vic.
Defense (lifetime) - Spielman, Hawk, Doss, and Winfield; (predating) - Willis, Stillwagon, Gradishar, and Tatum.
Damn, this is difficult. There are so many legends, you could break this down by position groups or even decade.
I wish Fick and Warriner luck on their futures as HCs and am thankful for their contributions to the program. Hoping that the coaching moves do not affect the Bucks on the recruiting front.
On the bright side, this gives Beck even more responsibility and free reign with the offense!
Yeah, too bad Urban couldn't do the same. Seriously though, think how good the Bucks would be with at any two of the following - Zeke, Big Bear, Apple, Thomas, Lee, Marshall, or Powell.
I'll agree to the extent that Garrett has been awesome against bad teams. He's done very little in conference play. From what I've seen, He's JaMarcus Russell at DE - great against bad to mediocre competition, but average, at best, against good teams.
A little old, but still hilarious if you ask me.
Hmmm, sounds like they're learning from the best...
I'll say it again - loser have excuses, champions have trophies.
Damn Jonathan Allen is so good that he doesn't even need a last name anymore! He reached that Madonna/Prince/Seal stratosphere fast!
The same reason that Myles Garrett keeps collecting accolades - Because in college football, preseason hype matters.
I hope not, but once he gets his draft grade back, he'd be best served to probably go ahead and go. If he's legitimate first round lock, that's a lot of cash to delay receiving.
Nothing wrong with bronze. After all, he is the third best player on his own team, so he should be used to it.
Yeah, he didn't even deserve a vote.
I'm actually surprised. I fully expected Barkley to win. I think Barrett deserves the accolades, but all the populous momentum was shifting to PSU late in the season.
You know it!
We spent like 2 hours on the beach at spring break coming up with all sorts of alternatives that cannot be mentioned per the commenting policy.
But he chose Tennessee, not Butch Jones and his flat top.
I certainly hope that's true. Given how many people have already picked up their torches and pitch forks, Butch needs 10 wins next year or he's in serious trouble. This was the worst SEC East arguably in the history of divisional play, and he couldn't win it with by far the most talented and veteran team in the division. How the hell he managed to lose to S Carolina and surrender 45 to Vandy is beyond me.
Akers stay home.
From the way things are looking, it's Dobbins or bust in 2017 and then taking two-three in 2018.
If I had a vote, it would be going to either one of the PAC12 guys or Urban. I can see voting for Franklin, as he gets the head to head nod and B1G Championship, but it's hard to ignore what McIntyre did, turning a laughingstock into a division winner.
Filled with a bitter disappointment unknown to mankind.
I know many people still point to 2011 and say that the guy can't coach, but I think he'd be a really good HC in the right situation. I do think that he needs to start small and build he way up like Herman. I'm really hoping that he doesn't take the FAU job and can find something a little better, like Cincinnati/Wake Forest type level. Guess we'll just have to wait and see. Truth is, THE OSU is his dream job, and I wouldn't mind seeing him back to lead the program when Urban leaves after he's cut his teeth and proven his ability further with some other programs.
If they can wait one more year, Kirby Smart might be available too.
Preseason hype > in-season production.
Washington is my second favorite team this bowl season. Let's go Huskies! Rose Bowl matchup for a MNC!